How taking drugs while pregnant harms unborn babies

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Women smoking while pregnant has been an uncomfortable reality for decades. Whatever the reason – whether a lack of concern about the risk, belief it’s too hard to quit or even reports that a resultant smaller baby will make for an “easier” birth – the reality is that a small baby that was meant to be bigger is at risk of stillbirth, cot death, future heart disease and shortened life span.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2014


  • Pregnancy
  • Illicit drugs
  • Drugs


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